Steve Wynn is bringing yet another iconic show to Las Vegas.
He unveils ShowStoppers on December 2 at the Encore Theater.
Apparently, the musical was inspired by the 50th birthday party Wynn held in March for his wife, Andrea, at the hotel. That extravaganza starred Hugh Jackman and Rachel York, backed by 36 dancers and a 32-piece orchestra.
Guests ranged from Quincy Jones and Steven Spielberg to the Adelsons (Sheldon and Miriam) to Neil Diamond and Garth Brooks.
As the title insists, the production is a series of show-stopping numbers made famous in some of the greatest Broadway musicals. The show features one haymaker after another: “It’s Today” from Mame, “Elegance” and “Put on Your Sunday Clothes” from Hello, Dolly!, “Anything You Can Do” from Annie Get Your Gun. Twenty-one numbers, leading all the way to “The Country’s in the Very Best of Hands” from Li’l Abner, the political satire Wynn says “sounds like it’s from CNN, tonight.”
Six principal singers include a pair of male leads with Las Vegas lineage: Randal Keith, known on the Strip for his roles in Phantom—The Las Vegas Spectacular at Venetian and Monty Python’s Spamalot, and Andrew Ragone, who was also in Phantom.
It looks like a pretty elaborate show and will be something to watch out for.
Once again, it starts on December second.
ShowStoppers Tuesday-Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Wednesday-Friday, 10 p.m.; $90. Encore Theater, 702-770-9966.